Miss America Lunch Box

Miss America Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1972. The lunch box features imagery based on the annually televised Miss America Pageant. Originally a beauty pageant when it began in 1921, the Miss America Pageant became a “scholarship pageant” over the years, offering its first scholastic financial aid in 1945. The Miss America Pageant is now the world’s largest provider of scholarships for young women, making $45 million dollars available in scholarships on a yearly basis.
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1972
collected for nmah
Smithsonian Institution
maker
Aladdin
Physical Description
paint (overall material)
chrome plating (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 8 in x 4 in; 19.05 cm x 20.32 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1988.3160.63
nonaccession number
1988.3160
catalog number
1988.3160.63
subject
School Personal Equipment
Television
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Exhibition
Girlhood
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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